If you’re celebrating a June birthday, there’s no other “stone” to commemorate the occasion quite like a pearl, the official birthstone of the month. Pearls are such an elegant, graceful, and luxurious gem that they will lift any wearer’s style. So whether it’s your special birthstone or you just love the look of a pearl, you can find the perfect pearl necklace to suit your preferences from our collection.
PurpleMay Jewellery offers a selection of exquisitely designed pearl pendant necklaces to help express the wearer’s unique style as well as celebrate Australian jewellery designers whose works are second to none.
Achieve everyday elegance with the perfect pearl necklace made by PurpleMay’s fine jewellery designers from Melbourne and Sydney.
“Aquatic diamonds”: The History of Pearls
Having been sought after for centuries, pearls have become a must-have item for all jewellery collectors the world over. Pearls have adorned the crowns of royalty as well as spurred many stories and poems celebrating their flawless beauty. One need look no further than the proverbial “pearl of great price,” or the ancient myths that pearls were the solid form of moonlight hitting water.
The pearl necklace has since become a staple piece for jewellery lovers with its popularity seen to flourish in the 1950’s, having been worn by Hollywood starlets and fashionistas alike. Since then, the wearing of a strand of pearls or a pearl pendant has become synonymous with old-world elegance and irrefutable class. Iconic pearl wearers include Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe, to name a few.
PurpleMay aims to bring this sense of sophistication to the jewellery enthusiasts of Sydney and Melbourne, bringing classic chic to you.
How to pick the perfect pearl necklace
When shopping for a pearl necklace, whether it is for yourself or as a gift for someone else, you should think about what kind of style you or the recipient likes. If the wearer prefers minimal, modern designs, it’s best to opt for a simple design with few elements so the necklace can complement their everyday clothing. For those who like the extravagance of a bold necklace, you can choose a pearl necklace that has various details and multiple or larger sized pearls. You may think about the style of necklace you prefer depending on whether you would like a pearl necklace for everyday wear or more formal occasions.
Find the perfect PurpleMay pearl necklace in Australia
Whether you’re purchasing a piece to own and love or you’re after the perfect gift to give to someone special, PurpleMay has the perfect selection of Australian designed and carefully crafted pendants and pieces to elevate your style and unique personal expression. Continue searching for your ideal necklace in our gold pendant, birthstone, diamond pendant, 18K gold, and solid gold collections. You can take a look at our stunning pearl jewellery pieces to find the perfect starting point and then peruse our rings, bracelets and earrings to complete your look.
What do pearl necklaces and pendants symbolise?
Pearl necklaces symbolise a couple of different things. Some people believe that pearls symbolise wisdom, protection, purity, beauty, good luck, or wealth. Pearls are also thought to bring calmness and balance to your life. As the official birthstone for June, they make a great gift or item to buy for those born in that month.
Is a pearl necklace or pendant a good anniversary gift?
Yes, a pearl necklace would make the perfect anniversary gift for your partner. Adding elegance and class to any wearer, pearl necklaces will suit anyone and suit any other jewellery and clothing. Pearls are also a traditional symbol for 30 year wedding anniversaries but you can gift them for any anniversary. Due to how long it takes for pearls to form, they represent resilience, longevity, and care, just like a relationship or marriage.
How do I style a pearl necklace or pendant?
Pearl necklaces are very versatile and can be easily styled with any other jewellery and clothing. If you want your jewellery to complement eachother, you may want to match the precious metals you’ve chosen, such as choosing the same colour for your earrings, stacked necklaces, rings, or bracelets.
A trendy way to style your pearls is to stack a pearl necklace with a pearl pendant or with other gold pendants to create more layers. Pearl necklaces are also quite common accessories in male fashion and are no longer viewed as something of formal dressing or antique style. They’re coming back as a modern look for independent women and style well with blazers or jackets.
We also have a collection of unique birthstone jewellery from across the spectrum as well as gold pieces that will take your breath away. Let PurpleMay style you for life.